I had this at a chain salad bar style restaurant in FL called Sweet Tomatoes and found it online. Souplantation is another name for the chain. It was yummy. I make bacon in the microwave to save time and for easy clean up. If you use precooked bacon bits, this is a no-cook recipe. I think freshly crisped bacon is best but the other will do.
I started seeing this delightful little scoop of heaven on the edge of my plate at a few of the Mexican restaurants around town, so I decided make it at home. This recipe is actually the recipe they use at Chevy's, which I found published in the local paper.
From www.TopSecretRecipes.com Chevy's is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and they have the most amazing fire roasted salsa. I found a recipe for the salsa years ago and have had it posted here for a while. The original recipe I found called for 10 jalapenos which is obviously blow-your-brains-out hot... I adjusted the number here. I also do not use the liquid smoke because I don't enjoy the flavor but, I wanted to stay true to the original recipe.
Another tip: If it's too cold to grill or you just don't have one, use your broiler instead! ENJOY! :)
I can't for the life of me remember where this recipe came from but I have been making these for about 30 years now. Everyone absolutely loves them. I nearly always double or triple the recipe because we love them as snacks or in our lunch the next day. Go by the recipe and don't add any extra salt as there is enough in the cheese and crackers. Enjoy!
P.S. 8-7-09 I have been making this for over 30 yrs. and have never had a problem with watery zucchini. Might just be a climate issue.
From Farmer John's Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables. I make this without the peanut oil and just a splash of the sesame oil for my dietary needs, but wanted to post it as written. This is a wonderful way to serve steamed broccoli.
A thick, sweet, and smoky sauce, perfect for the ultimate barbecued ribs! Also does great in the crock pot with the meat or beans of your choice. This recipe makes about 4 cups sauce, but it keeps well in the fridge or freezer, and makes a great homemade gift!
Apparently this originally came from America's Test Kitchen, but the friend I got the recipe from didn't mention that! Thanks to Chef 219653 for the heads up!
To me, there is nothing like a garden tomato, ripe and juicy. I can't bring myself to eat tomatoes when they're not in season, and wait all year for the harvest from my parents' garden. This is just one of the many ways I like to use them.